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    S-K Symmar-S MC 5.6/150 and/or Rodenstock Geronar 6.8/210 Any good?

    I just bought a very clean Schneider-Kreuznach Symmar-S multi coated 150mm f5.6 lens
    and a very clean Rodenstock Geronar multi coated 210mm f6.8 lens

    Are these any good and/or worth keeping? Have not shot with either one yet.

    Just wondering other's opinion.....

    Thanks

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    Re: S-K Symmar-S MC 5.6/150 and/or Rodenstock Geronar 6.8/210 Any good?

    Quote Originally Posted by durr3 View Post
    I just bought a very clean Schneider-Kreuznach Symmar-S multi coated 150mm f5.6 lens
    and a very clean Rodenstock Geronar multi coated 210mm f6.8 lens

    Are these any good and/or worth keeping? Have not shot with either one yet
    Well ask the lenses; use them as the wise Mr. Dan Fromm states. Both are very good. It is unlikely that your experience could tell if they are good or not. They are certainly good enough.
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    Re: S-K Symmar-S MC 5.6/150 and/or Rodenstock Geronar 6.8/210 Any good?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jac@stafford.net View Post
    Well ask the lenses; use them as the wise Mr. Dan Fromm states. Both are very good. It is unlikely that your experience could tell if they are good or not. They are certainly good enough.
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    Thanks for the vote of confidence .....

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    Re: S-K Symmar-S MC 5.6/150 and/or Rodenstock Geronar 6.8/210 Any good?

    Quote Originally Posted by durr3 View Post
    Thanks for the vote of confidence .....
    You can bet that it is a vote of confidence backed by experience. It is impossible for your photos to fail because of either lens.
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    Re: S-K Symmar-S MC 5.6/150 and/or Rodenstock Geronar 6.8/210 Any good?

    Assuming you have good copies, those are 2 of the best modern lenses in those focal lengths.

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    Re: S-K Symmar-S MC 5.6/150 and/or Rodenstock Geronar 6.8/210 Any good?

    Both will serve you well. The only problem you will have is that when other good lenses come by of those focal lengths, you won't have an excuse to buy them. Unless you have GAS, then one can make up all sorts of reasons to buy another ("But the shutter might fail...")

    Those focal lengths are what I use with the 4x5 (backpacking, just the 150mm). I have an older Fuji W 180mm, but I got that for the 5x7. I have found via discussions here, that the spread of one's lenses focal lengths is quite a personal choice!
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